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Alyssa Farah Griffin

Alyssa Farah Griffin

ABC’s The View Co-Host, CNN Political Commentator & Award-Winning Communications Strategist


Alyssa Farah Griffin is a co-host on ABC’s Emmy-Award Winning daytime talk show The View. Farah Griffin is the only conservative co-host on the show that has garnered numerous awards and honors, among them 30 Daytime Emmy Awards and 4 NAACP Image Awards since debuting in 1997. In addition to The View, she will continue in her role as a political commentator for CNN. She served as the top spokesperson for the president, vice president and secretary of defense from 2017-2020, making her the only person ever to hold each of these positions. Read More >

From March 2020 through December 2020, Farah Griffin served as White House communications director and assistant to the president. She was appointed to the role during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic to oversee the messaging strategy around Operation Warp Speed, the private-public partnership to get a vaccine to market in record time.

Prior to that, Farah Griffin served as the press secretary for the Department of Defense and deputy assistant to the Secretary of Defense. She was the youngest person in history to serve as the top spokesperson for the Pentagon. During her tenure, she was the primary traveling spokesperson for the Secretary of Defense and accompanied him on key foreign travel, including a historic visit to Afghanistan to announce peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban. She also managed crisis communications, including communicating vital information to the public and global community during attacks on U.S. military bases and a U.S. embassy. She also advised General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on communications matters and preparation for testimony on Capitol Hill.

Previously, Farah Griffin served as press secretary for Vice President Mike Pence from 2017 to 2019, accompanying him on numerous international trips, including to the Munich Security Conference and ASEAN Summit, where she served as part of the official U.S. diplomatic delegations. She was his primary on-the-record spokesperson and liaison to the national media. Prior to her time with the vice president, she was a senior communications aide on Capitol Hill, advising members of Congress on key legislative battles between 2013-2017.

Farah Griffin is a Washington D.C.-based communications strategist, and an alumnus of Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service and the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. She is of Lebanese and Syrian descent and is passionate about advancing women in political leadership. She is the recipient of the Secretary of Homeland Security’s Award for Distinguished Public Service. In November 2021, she married Justin Griffin in Vero Beach, Florida. Read Less ^

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Alyssa Farah has served in some of the highest roles in the United States government and is the only person to have served as the top spokesperson for the President of the United States, the Vice President of the United States, and the Secretary of Defense in one administration. She brings years of experience navigating high levels of government as well as how it intersects with the private sector. She offers a unique perspective on how companies and individuals can navigate political polarization in this divisive moment in our country. She has emerged as a leading voice for bipartisanship and encouraging unity within the country.